NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Oliver D. Hart

Department of Economics
Littauer Center 220
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
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March 2015Short-term, Long-term, and Continuing Contracts
with Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka: w21005
June 2014Banks Are Where The Liquidity Is
with Luigi Zingales: w20207
June 2013Liquidity and Inefficient Investment
with Luigi Zingales: w19184

Published: Oliver Hart & Luigi Zingales, 2015. "LIQUIDITY AND INEFFICIENT INVESTMENT," Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 13(5), pages 737-769.

May 2013Tax Shelters or Efficient Tax Planning? A Theory of The Firm Perspective On the Economic Substance Doctrine
with T. Christopher Borek, Angelo Frattarelli: w19081
April 2013More is Less: Why Parties May Deliberately Write Incomplete Contracts
with Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka: w19001
October 2011How Do Informal Agreements and Renegotiation Shape Contractual Reference Points?
with Ernst Fehr, Christian Zehnder: w17545
August 2011Inefficient Provision of Liquidity
with Luigi Zingales: w17299
April 2011Noncontractible Investments and Reference Points
w16929

Published: Oliver Hart, 2013. "Noncontractible Investments and Reference Points," Games, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(3), pages 437-456, August. citation courtesy of

December 2008A Theory of Firm Scope
with Bengt Holmstrom: w14613

Published: Oliver Hart & Bengt Holmstrom, 2010. "A Theory of Firm Scope," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 125(2), pages 483-513, May. citation courtesy of

November 2008Contracts as Reference Points - Experimental Evidence
with Ernst Fehr, Christian Zehnder: w14501

Published:

  • Ernst Fehr & Oliver Hart & Christian Zehnder, 2009. "Contracts, Reference Points, and Competition-Behavioral Effects of The Fundamental Transformation," Journal of the European Economic Association, MIT Press, vol. 7(2-3), pages 561-572, 04-05.
  • Ernst Fehr & Oliver Hart & Christian Zehnder, 2011. "Contracts as Reference Points--Experimental Evidence," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(2), pages 493-525, April. citation courtesy of

October 2007Hold-up, Asset Ownership, and Reference Points
w13540

Published: Oliver Hart, 2009. "Hold-Up, Asset Ownership, and Reference Points-super-," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 124(1), pages 267-300, February.

Reference Points and the Theory of the Firm
w13481

Published: Oliver Hart, 2008. "Economica Coase Lecture Reference Points and the Theory of the Firm," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 75(299), pages 404-411, 08.

December 2006Debt Enforcement Around the World
with Simeon Djankov, Caralee McLiesh, Andrei Shleifer: w12807

Published: Simeon Djankov & Oliver Hart & Caralee McLiesh & Andrei Shleifer, 2008. "Debt Enforcement around the World," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 116(6), pages 1105-1149, December. citation courtesy of

November 2006Contracts as Reference Points
with John Moore: w12706

Published: Oliver Hart & John Moore, 2008. "Contracts as Reference Points," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 123(1), pages 1-48, 02. citation courtesy of

March 2004Agreeing Now to Agree Later: Contracts that Rule Out but do not Rule In
with John Moore: w10397
December 2001Takeover bids vs. Proxy Fights in Contests for Corporate Control
with Lucian Bebchuk: w8633
May 2001Financial Contracting
w8285

Published: Hart, Oliver. "Financial Contracting," Journal of Economic Literature, 2001, v39(4,Dec), 1070-1100. citation courtesy of

Norms and the Theory of the Firm
w8286

Published: Brousseau, Eric and Jean-Michel Glachant (eds.) The economics of contracts: Theories and applications. Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

September 2000Different Approaches to Bankruptcy
w7921

Published: Oliver Hart, 2006. "Different approaches to bankruptcy," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 4(1), pages 3-8, 04. citation courtesy of

October 1999On the Design of Hierarchies: Coordination Versus Specialization
with John Moore: w7388

Published: Oliver Hart & John Moore, 2005. "On the Design of Hierarchies: Coordination versus Specialization," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 113(4), pages 675-702, August. citation courtesy of

September 1998Foundations of Incomplete Contracts
with John Moore: w6726

Published: Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 66, no. 1 (1999): 115-138. citation courtesy of

February 1998Cooperatives vs. Outside Ownership
with John Moore: w6421
November 1997A New Bankruptcy Procedure that Uses Multiple Auctions
with Rafael La Porta Drago, Florencio Lopez-de-Silane, John Moore: w6278

Published: European Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 41, nos. 3-5(April 1997): 461-473. citation courtesy of

January 1997Default and Renegotiation: A Dynamic Model of Debt
with John Moore: w5907

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 113, no. 1 (1998): 1-41. citation courtesy of

September 1996The Proper Scope of Government: Theory and an Application to Prisons
with Andrei Shleifer, Robert W. Vishny: w5744

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 112, no. 4 (1997): 1126-1161. citation courtesy of

June 1995Incomplete Contracts
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October 1994Debt and Seniority: An Analysis of the Role of Hard Claims in Constraining Management
with John Moore: w4886

Published: American Economic Review, vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 567-585, (June 1995). citation courtesy of

January 1994The Economics of Bankruptcy Reform
with Philippe Aghion, John Moore
in The Transition in Eastern Europe, Volume 2: Restructuring, Olivier Blanchard, Kenneth Froot, Jeffrey Sachs, eds.
September 1993Theories of Optimal Capital Structure: A Managerial Discretion Perspective
r1806

Published: The Deal Decade: What Takeovers and Leveraged Buyouts Mean for Corporate Governance, edited by Margaret Blair. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1993.

June 1992The Economics of Bankruptcy Reform
with Philippe Aghion, John Moore: w4097

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November 1991A Theory of Debt Based on the Inalienability of Human Capital
with John Moore: w3906

Published: The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 109, no. 4, pp. 841-879, (November 1994). citation courtesy of

February 1991Vertical Integration and Market Foreclosure
with Jean Tirole: r1517

Published: Hall, Bronwyn H., Ernst Berndt and Richard C. Levin. "The Impact of Corporate Restructuring on Industrial Research and Development" Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics 1990, pp. 205-276 and 285-286, (1990).

September 1990A Theory of Corporate Financial Structure Based on the Seniority of Claims
with John Moore: w3431

Published: (New Title) Debt and Senority: An Analysis of the Role of Hard Claims in Constraining Management. American Economic Review, Vol. 85, no. 3 (June 1995): 567-585.

August 1987One Share/One Vote and the Market for Corporate Control
with Sanford J. Grossman: w2347

Published: Journal of Financial Economics, vol. 20, no. 1/2, 1988, pp. 175-202. citation courtesy of

November 1983Implicit Contracts Under Asymmetric Information
with Sanford J. Grossman: r0430

Published: Grossman, Sandford J. and Oliver D. Hart. "Implicit Contracts Under Asymmetric Information." Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 98, Supplement, (1983), pp. 123-156.

August 1983Corporate Financial Structure and Managerial Incentives
with Sanford J. Grossman: r0398

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September 1982Unemployment with Observable Aggregate Shocks
with Sanford J. Grossman, Eric Maskin: w0975

Published: Grossman, Sanford J., Oliver Hart and Eric Maskin. "Unemployment with Observable Aggregate Shocks." Journal of Political Economy. (December 1983), pp. 907-928. citation courtesy of

 
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